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Paid Sick Leave is Now Law in New York City

By | April 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Under the law, employers with 15 employees or more must give 5 paid sick days per year to their employees. The new law builds upon and expands on previous legislation by: Accelerates coverage to employees in business with 15 and 20 workers, which affects 140,000 people. Removes exceptions from the law related to manufacturing sector, which extending paid [...]

Unpaid internships: legal or not?

By | March 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Up until recently, the common practice was not to pay the interns.  This practice is not so common anymore.  Generally, employers should pay student interns at least the minimum wage, unless she is a learner/trainee.  The U.S. Department of Labor set forth six factors that should be considered when determining whether the student-intern is a [...]

Am I entitled to unemployment benefits if I voluntarily leave my employer because he does not pay me?

By | March 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This question comes up a lot.  Frequently, an employer pays wages late, does not pay overtime, or just stops paying an employee.  The employee wants to leave the job, but is afraid that he would not be entitled to employment benefit because he left voluntarily.  The employee is then stuck at the job with the [...]